Making changes can be hard and takes determination. It seems so much harder to lose weight than to put it on. Getting fitter takes commitment and can feel like a huge challenge. I have had a few conversations over the last week about slow progress and struggling to keep momentum. What I want to do … Continue reading Back to Basics – Expert advice on how to hit your weight loss goals
Confession time - I am a Podcast Geek. I love hearing about other peoples stories and being inspired. l love that they can play in the car, whilst I am on the treadmill or when I am having a coffee. I can do something else whilst listening. One of my favourites is Oprah's 'Supersoul Conversations.' … Continue reading Find a Way – facing the impossible and daring to dream
Do you worry about your heart health? I'm not sure that it would sit right up there as a priority for many of my clients and peers. Whilst we talk about wanting to be healthy, much of our energy is focused on how we look or what size we are. I find that fascinating particularly … Continue reading A heart warming story and why I am walking 62 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh
For years we were told that we should eat low fat foods and that eating too much fat would make us fat. We are now seeing more and more advice that advocates eating 'good' fats and doing so every day. So what is the truth and what should we be doing? We are going to … Continue reading What happens when you don’t eat enough fat?
Stress is a major problem for many of us. Even thinking about stress can send your heart racing and have you panicking that you are doing a poor job with work, family and friends. 'Slow down' and 'Take time out' are the solutions we are given that will supposedly help us to cope and to … Continue reading Use these 7 strategies to deal with your stress
It's Thursday and you are tying yourself in knots trying to think of something to cook for dinner. Sound familiar? We all know that cooking from scratch is the healthiest option when it comes to feeding your family. You start on Monday with the best of intentions but as the week goes on it falls … Continue reading Help – What can I cook tonight? 5 tips to solve your dilemma.
We all know that too much sugar is a bad thing. For many though cutting the sweet treats out completely is a daunting prospect. What I want to show you today is that there are easy swaps that you can make that will reduce the spikes in blood sugar that are so bad for you. … Continue reading Easy Food Swaps to Lower Blood Sugar and Boost Energy Levels Fast
It's British Summer Time! Here is hoping that there will be no more snow. It has been a long, cold winter and it is time for some sunshine. This is the ideal time to find your motivation and to get moving again. Over the winter we don't exercise as much as we planned. We have … Continue reading Spring forward – This is how you can use the start of British Summer Time to get moving
Hands up if you are so busy running around that you struggle to find the time to sit down. I have had some lightbulb moments this week since sending my book manuscript away for editing. I have been so absorbed in writing, delivering training and looking after my family that it's been a complete blur. … Continue reading How a change in focus and talking to a coach will help you
Have you heard of the 5:2 diet? A couple of years ago the bestseller chart was full of books claiming that this was the diet that would revolutionise the way we eat. I know lots of people who tried it and did see some great results. I have been reading widely about the benefits of … Continue reading What you should know about intermittent fasting and why it works
Who watched the Michael Mosley programme 'The Truth about Getting Fit' on 31st January? I have spoken to so many people who took away the message from this episode that walking 10,000 steps a day is too hard and that there are more effective ways to achieve results. You can see the article here and … Continue reading Commit to do 10,000+ steps for 12 days in March to win a free copy of my new book ‘Moving More’
Here we are at the start of Lent. This is a time when many of us give something up for the 40 days and nights leading to Easter. Traditionally Christians have fasted and many chose to abstain from certain foods, habits or other vices. In previous years I have given up sugar, chocolate, wine and … Continue reading 40 days of Self-Care – taking a different approach to Lent in 2018
I started fit4evermore seven years ago and it has been an amazing journey. My aim from the start was to use my own experience to help more of you to feel better about yourselves and to do more physically than ever before. There have been twists and turns along the way but my motivation remains … Continue reading 3 steps to find your path to a stronger, healthier & happier you with fit4evermore
Here we are at the end of challenge 9 of 12. This month was the 'Torch the Turkey' cardio blast to get you moving after the excesses of Christmas. So was it a success or is the turkey still lurking? I threw myself into this challenge and actually found it really hard going to start … Continue reading Did the ‘Torch the Turkey’ fitness challenge work? Get set to face the February Flex Challenge
I firmly believe that 'we are what we repeatedly do.' Those are the words of Aristotle and he went on to write that 'Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.' If we are what we repeatedly do, it then follows that how we think and approach everything day to day, directly impacts our … Continue reading Why ‘not enough’ is bad for you and your ‘lightbulb’ moment
Who knows that they need to do more for their health? Who is struggling with knowing what to do, never mind doing it? Have you got fitter but have no idea what your next step should be? Are you struggling to find time to work and look after the kids never mind do 10,000 steps … Continue reading 7 reasons you need to get ‘Moving More – Your Path to a Stronger, Healthier, Happier You’
It doesn't seem possible that we are already at the end of the 8th fit4evermore challenge. In May I pledged to run 12 challenges to boost your fitness and help you to see exactly what you are capable of. The core challenges certainly seem to be the most popular. I guess that is where we … Continue reading Did the Plank Progression Challenge work? Get the free January ‘Torch the Turkey’ Challenge
Are you looking for a good book to read over the holidays? I read avidly and have put together a list of 12 non-fiction books I would recommend. They all relate to health, fitness or wellbeing in some way and there should be something for everyone. I hope you find inspiration here. To find out … Continue reading 12 non fiction reads for inspiration, wellbeing & fitness
How about that for a positive affirmation? I hear from so many people everyday who want to feel better and to have enough energy to get through their day. Why are we so tired and stressed all the time? What can we do to change things? I can remember what it felt like to be … Continue reading ‘I am healthy and full of energy’ – is this what we should all be aiming for?
You only have to open a magazine and you will find someone telling us that we need to take better care of ourselves. We all know what we should be doing but life takes over with work and family commitments. We can be full of good intentions but more often than not we wind up … Continue reading Self Care – giving yourself the priority you deserve without feeling guilt